Logistics in Home Improvement Industry

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

With COVID-19 hanging above everyone’s head, the Vancouver real estate market shows an unexpected outcome of strong demand in 2020 that showing all millennials are looking to become a homeowner. This is unthinkably a turn of events from market research five years ago. The idea of homeownership is inconceivable due to an astounding 36% spike in market pricing in Vancouver, British Columbia.  However, this has affected how the home-improvement industry managing their stocks on hand and at the distribution center.

The goal to improving the delivery has gone through major revisions as the product demand has significantly increased and shorter delivery time is a major incentive to customers. To create a healthier inventory stocking, retailers are shortening the retention of the supply at each outlet, as well as in the distribution center. When the logistics process is separated into different sections but needs to be collaborative, the defragmentation is crucial to take the next step into a new era.

One major change in storing stock, when the consumer demand is higher for a region, the best move is to increase the stock volume in one major regional distribution center to decrease the number of shipments. Furthermore, the shorter distributions to each individual outlet are increasing to meet the demand of individual store. While against the other competitions, either from Canada, the USA, or even internationally, the time and availability for consumers to get a hold of their wanted products are the key to today’s successful logistics.

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Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.